On Blue Water (Classic Reprint)

On Blue Water (Classic Reprint)

by Edmondo de Amicis
     
 

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Edmondo de Amicis, in his book, Sull' Oceano, "On Blue Water," has given an account of a voyage from Genoa to Buenos Ayres in the Galileo, a steamer carrying emigrants, - this and nothing more. The narrative begins at the wharf at Genoa, and ends when the tug leaves the ship's side in the harbor of Montevideo. The ship does not even touch

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Excerpt from On Blue Water

Edmondo de Amicis, in his book, Sull' Oceano, "On Blue Water," has given an account of a voyage from Genoa to Buenos Ayres in the Galileo, a steamer carrying emigrants, - this and nothing more. The narrative begins at the wharf at Genoa, and ends when the tug leaves the ship's side in the harbor of Montevideo. The ship does not even touch at Gibraltar. The interest in the story, and it is not small, lies entirely in the study of the types of humanity on board. The writer's observant eye has singled out, his lively imagination has characterized, and his ready pen has described at least twenty different groups and characters taken from both ends of the vessel, all dramatic, saying and doing in every case just what such persons would say and do. Nothing is exaggerated, nothing is improbable. And these personalities are kept quite separate and distinct without the mention of a single name.

De Amicis seem to have made the voyage on purpose to write the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331451624
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/15/2015
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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